The Impact of Innovation on MaaS/MOD with Vincent Valdes

Vincent Valdes joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about the role of mobility as a service (MaaS) and mobility on demand (MOD) in public transit and how innovation can improve travel for users and transportation networks as a whole. The podcast was recorded while Vince was at the FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation. This summer, he transitioned roles to become president and CEO of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

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A Minnesota Perspective on Environmental Sustainability

Minnesota DOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher talks about her state’s perspectives on environmental sustainability. Commissioner Anderson Kelliher, who serves as chairperson of AASHTO’s Committee on Environment and Sustainability, says that her state looks for the “triple bottom line” when evaluating sustainability – how it affects the health of people, and how it impacts the environment and the economy.

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The Safe System Approach with Robert Wunderlich, P.E.

Robert Wunderlich, P.E., ITE Fellow and Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses the Safe System approach to reducing serious injuries and fatalities on roadways. He highlights the various aspects of the Safe System, including roadway design that reduces user error and lowers impact forces, and explains what transportation professionals can do to help implement a Safe System approach.

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ETAP Podcast: Exploring The Ray, An Interview with Allie Kelly

The ETAP Podcast’s inaugural episode features an interview with Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. Georgia’s innovative smart highway is the nation’s first public-private-philanthropic partnership. The podcast is presented by AASHTO’s (American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials) Environmental Technical Assistance Program.

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Public Transit with Paul Skoutelas, APTA President and CEO

Paul Skoutelas, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, discusses both the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on public transit and how the industry is responding, as well as how funding from the CARES Act will be used to assist transit agencies throughout the recovery.

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Emerging Trends In Mobility With Annie Chang, SAE International

Annie Chang, head of New Mobility at SAE and director of the Mobility Data Collaborative, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the mobility landscape and her research in the mobility as a service/mobility on demand field. She also shares the challenges and potential solutions regarding safety around micromobility, and talks about the shared taxonomy for mobility recently released by SAE International.

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Transportation and Equity with Tamika Butler, Toole Design

Tamika L. Butler, Esq., director of Equity and Inclusion at Toole Design, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the critical issue of equity in transportation. She delves deep into the challenges confronting transportation professionals when it comes to designing systems and communities that are safer, more accessible, and more equitable for all, and discusses key disparities and concerns currently at play in the industry.

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Leslie Richards, SEPTA General Manager: Leadership and the Link Between Community and Transportation

Leslie Richards, general manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast for a conversation on leadership, the inextricable link between community and transportation, and managing a multimodal transportation system. Richards, who recently wrapped up her tenure as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, is the first transportation planner to lead SEPTA. She discusses the opportunities and challenges faced by the agency, which provides 300 million trips per year.

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NJ Transit’s Customer Advocate Looks to Improve Communications Between Agency and Its Riders

Being in the middle can sometimes be a tough place. Stewart Mader’s job finds him talking to NJ Transit customers about how the agency operates and explaining what goes on behind the scenes. It also has him taking customers’ ideas and concerns to top management. Mader serves as the Chief Customer Experience Officer and Customer Advocate for the statewide organization. He talked with Bernie Wagenblast about what his job involves and what he’s learned since joining NJ Transit in April 2019.

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